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MAE 567: Citation styles

Advanced Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

General Information

Why cite?

"Whenever you quote, summarize, paraphrase or refer to the work of another person you need to cite it. Citing is the way to give credit to other's work when you use it in your papers, speeches and projects. Citing other's work is a very important step in the academic writing process and the best way to avoid plagiarism.

Tip: You do not have to cite anything that is considered common knowledge such as dates of events, well known facts, etc."

What needs to be cited?

Any time you use someone else's words you need to cite either as direct quotes or summaries.. This includes:

  • journal articles, newspaper articles or magazine articles
  • books or book chapters
  • web sites and web pages
  • encyclopedias
  • government documents
  • emails, interviews or speeches
  • all ideas or words in any format that are not your own

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Citation Styles in Engineering

There is no general style that covers all of the engineering disciplines.  The style that you will use depends on the major professional association - in this case ASME. Here is a useful guide from  Missouri University

Ref Works will generate your bibliography in ASME Style BUT it is your responsibility to ensure that it is accurate. Occasionally there are errors in any automated citation generators.